Annie Smithers has shown its commitment to the future of the Australian olive oil industry by funding research and development for the benefit of the industry.
We are financially supporting the National Olive Variety Assessment (NOVA). This project, to determine the best growing areas in Australia for olives and the most suitable varieties, has been established at Roseworthy in South Australia. Results will be publicly available.
We also support the research and development programs of government and universities in Australia. These include direct support of visits to Australia by internationally respected expert Professor Shimon Lavee.
Professor Lavee is contributing to projects in olive biochemistry and physiology issues in Australia.
Over the past five years, Annie Smithers has invested more than $AUS250,000 to help and support the development of the local industry.